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A Member's Location

Discussion in 'How to...' started by Sky, Jul 13, 2018.

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  1. Sky

    Sky Top Poster

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    To find another member's location, just look at their avatar. Those that have put it in their profile will have it displayed at the bottom.

    If you've not added yours - please do so; just your nearest town or city is enough. This is especially important if you want to sell something.

    If a location is displayed that you've never heard of - just click on it. This will bring up Google Maps to show you where it is.
     
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    Dag Very Active

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    Without wishing to burden the mods any more than necessary, is it possible for them to withhold Sales threads until the person selling or swapping adds their location?
    Quite agree there is nothing more annoying than to see either a blank location or something like UK.
    Jim
     
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    SteveO Account Parked

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    Yeah, it's like pulling teeth posting on some 'for-sales' threads trying to get details? :rolleyes:
     
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    OK Jim, I shall do that from now on and I'll mention it to the others 'in the cupboard'. We always double check a person's given address against their IP address anyway, so I can't see it being a problem to add it to their profile if they haven't already done so. :thumb:
     
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    Rat Man Comfortably Numb

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    I’m not an IT person, and I don’t want to create unnecessary issues ;), but if a person has broadband with a dynamic IP (rather than a static IP), the seller’s home address/location may not match up with their IP location?

    Just ignore me if I’m talking rubbish - it is not unheard of...:D
     
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    We've just been testing the forum location feature and it fair nailed me down each time, my IP is dynamic too.
     
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    pjgtech Erm, what? who? when?where? why?

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    AFAIK, an IP address is just a network connection, its not an actual location? although doing things like a "whois" google search can show up location details for where that IP address may be being used? or the broadband suppliers location, or a network nodes location, or summit?.... :facepalm:
     
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    Thanks for your input everyone, but I'm going to have to close this thread - it was only meant to be for information purposes.

    Before we know it we'll be having a long debate about internet security . . .
     
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